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This project, in 2016, supported the activities of a dedicated group of voluntary prison visitors, Moscow’s ONK [Social Observation Commission], by contributing towards their travel and subsistence expenses.

In return the visitors provided information about their work and shared stories – some awful, some inspiring – about life and conditions in Russian prisons. Some of this material was translated into English and put on our English language Facebook page.

One story from the ONK blog was published in our Summer 2016 newsletter and can also be found here

Photo: A visit by ONK to a women’s prison (SIZO-6) in Moscow (photo: ONK)